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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 196
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New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo announces $24.7 million expansion of Ithaca -Tompkins Regional Airport -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2018
  2. Governor Cuomo announces plans to combat rash of Syracuse Violence -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2018
  3. Coincidence or corruption? In Andrew Cuomo's government it's hard ... - Hot Air, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2018
  4. Governor Cuomo Announces $27.5 Million Available for Workforce ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2018
  5. Anger Over Far-Right Violence Makes its Way into a Cuomo Campaign Ad - NY1, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2018
  6. She Split With Cuomo. Now Comes Her Long, Long, Long-Shot Bid to Replace Him. - The New York Times, (Stephanie Miner), October 16, 2018
  7. Dutchess lawmakers want candidate Marc Molinaro to return $330K in campaign cash - Poughkeepsie Journal, (Marc Molinaro), October 16, 2018
  8. Republican candidate Marc Molinaro says he's embarrassed Proud Boys founder invited to speak at city GOP club; says he should have spoken out sooner - MSN, (Marc Molinaro), October 16, 2018
  9. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Vows Crackdown on Proud Boys for Hateful Mob Attack -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 16, 2018
US Senate

  1. Re-elect Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Newsday - Newsday, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2018
  2. '#MeToo Senator' Gillibrand to campaign in Concord with Molly Kelly - Concord Monitor, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2018
  3. Conservatives ask Senate to block Chuck Schumer-favored labor board nominee - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), October 16, 2018
  4. Chuck Schumer spends $3 million to bail out the indicted Bob Menendez - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), October 16, 2018
  5. Democrats eyeing 2020 run are building ties to power brokers in key states - Chicago Tribune, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 16, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Second unprovoked attack in 48 hours on Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn - WPIX 11 New York, (Letitia James), October 17, 2018
  2. Why a Kavanaugh confirmation could limit the NY AG's power - City & State, (Letitia James), October 17, 2018
  3. 'Speaker Heastie PAC' Gives to James for AG, Skoufis for Senate - Gotham Gazette, (Letitia James), October 16, 2018
  4. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Vows Crackdown on Proud Boys for Hateful Mob Attack -, (Letitia James), October 16, 2018
  5. Task Force To Help Mothers, Community Outreach Holds First Meeting - Jamestown Post Journal, (Letitia James), October 16, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Report: Jobs in health care industry continue to rise | State and ... - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Tom DiNapoli), October 16, 2018
  2. State's health care workforce up 18% in past decade - Crain's New York Business, (Tom DiNapoli), October 16, 2018
  3. The 'big dilemma' with jobs in health care growing faster than overall employment - Albany Business Review, (Tom DiNapoli), October 16, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Rent Control: Bill de Blasio's New York Experiment Will End in ... - National Review, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2018
  2. De Blasio Names New Chief Analytics Officer - Gotham Gazette, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2018
  3. Emails appear to show New York mayor tried to hide extent of lead paint problem - CBS News, (Bill de Blasio), October 16, 2018
  4. Mayor de Blasio Wanted to Encourage Voting. He Also Sowed Confusion. - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), October 16, 2018
  5. De Blasio's federal PAC gets money from real estate industry and a Trump donor - The Real Deal, (Bill de Blasio), October 16, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. 'Speaker Heastie PAC' Gives to James for AG, Skoufis for Senate - Gotham Gazette, (Carl Heastie), October 16, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Simcha Felder's Chief Of Staff Accused Of Drunkenly Groping A Woman & Bragging About It - Gothamist, (Simcha Felder), October 16, 2018
  2. State limo safety legislation proposed after Schoharie crash - The Daily Gazette, (Simcha Felder), October 16, 2018
  3. No Hate Crime Charges For Cabbie Who Beat Up Hasidic Man & Shouted “Kill Jews” - The Jewish Voice, (Simcha Felder), October 16, 2018
  4. The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away - Gothamist, (Tony Avella), October 16, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin, Gershon Face Off On Environmental Issues - USA Patch, (Lee Zeldin), October 16, 2018
  2. Challengers to Reps. Lee Zeldin and Peter King outraise incumbents - MSN, (Lee Zeldin), October 16, 2018
  3. Rep. Zeldin Presents 96 Year Old WWII Veteran with Congressional Tribute, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 16, 2018
  4. Rep. Zeldin Announces $174,500 for Southampton Brownfields Remediation, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 16, 2018
  5. Rep. Zeldin Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Smithtown, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 16, 2018
  6. Perry Gershon Leverages Hamptons Star Power in Race Featuring Two Jews - Haaretz, (Perry Gershon), October 16, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Key clashed from the debate between Dan Donovan, Max Rose -, (Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
  2. Donovan defends Trump in brutal Staten Island debate - New York Post, (Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
  3. 3 Key Takeaways from the Dan Donovan-Max Rose Congressional Debate - NY1, (Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
  4. NBC Reporter Asks Elderly Woman About Shirt, Her Reaction Cracks Him Up - The Daily Caller, (Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
  5. Jewish Veteran Flush With Cash Narrows Lead Of Republican On Staten Island - Forward, (Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
  6. NYC Congressional Debate: Dan Donovan vs. Max Rose - NY1, (Max Rose; Dan Donovan), October 16, 2018
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Pro-Israel Members Of Congress Push Bill To Aid Palestinian Investment - Forward, (Nita Lowey), October 16, 2018
  2. HV Congresswoman Wants To Create A Palestinian Partnership Fund - WAMC, (Nita Lowey), October 16, 2018
  3. Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Israeli-Palestinian Economic Cooperation Introduced in US Congress - Algemeiner, (Nita Lowey), October 16, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Letter: O'Donnell is leader Orange County needs in Congress - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), October 16, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. In Your Opinion: Faso puts wealthy interests ahead of his constituents - The Daily Star, (John Faso), October 16, 2018
  2. Faso, Ryan discuss campaign ads, election - WNYT NewsChannel 13, (John Faso), October 16, 2018
  3. This New York election is a test of whether bigotry is enough to win - The Washington Post, (Antonio Delgado), October 16, 2018
  4. Delgado talks about his mission in Washington, ads about his former rap career - WNYT NewsChannel 13, (Antonio Delgado), October 16, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. NY21: Speaker Ryan joins Stefanik fundraiser Tuesday in Saratoga Springs -, (Elise Stefanik), October 16, 2018
  2. Fact check: Stefanik’s statements on health care are misleading - The Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), October 16, 2018
  3. Campaign Countdown: New York's 21st Congressional District - WCAX, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 16, 2018
  4. FEC filings show a good quarter for Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik still ahead - Watertown Daily Times, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 16, 2018
  5. NY-21 week in review: Bills requiring drug price answers signed - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 16, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Brindisi outraises Tenney campaign - Uticaod, (Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan stops in Binghamton for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney - WBNG 12 News, (Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  3. Democrats Are Outraising G.O.P. Incumbents in New York and New Jersey House Races - The New York Times, (Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  4. Donald Trump raised $650,000 for Claudia Tenney, GOP in Utica visit -, (Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  5. Tenney softens tone as pivotal House election nears - The Daily Star, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  6. Fundraising close in Tenney, Brindisi race - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
  7. Latest Poll of NY-22 Shows Tenney Leading Brindisi 50-42% - WIBX, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), October 16, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Balter outraises Katko by $1 million in CNY House race - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), October 16, 2018
  2. National GOP pans Medicare-for-all in new TV ad targeting Balter - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), October 16, 2018
  3. Clinton, Pelosi and more: National Democrats unite behind Balter in House race - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter), October 16, 2018
  4. 'This is a winnable race': 'Bowzer' Bauman, Social Security group endorse Balter - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter), October 16, 2018
  5. Eye on NY podcast: Breaking down NY-24 fundraising reports in Balter vs. Katko race - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter), October 16, 2018
  6. Katko: Balter misleading voters about ties to central New York | Eye ... - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter), October 16, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. NAPO endorse Joe Morelle - Monroe County Post, (Joe Morelle), October 16, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. McMurray fundraising far outpaces Rep. Collins -, (Nate McMurray), October 16, 2018
  2. Rep. Chris Collins' campaign spent thousands of dollars after indictment - - News 4, (Nate McMurray), October 16, 2018
  3. Under Indictment And Up For Re-election, Two GOP Congressmen Go Full Trump - TPM, (Nate McMurray), October 16, 2018
  4. Collins in virtual tie with McMurray as donations to his campaign dry up - The Batavian, (Nate McMurray), October 16, 2018
  5. Indicted Rep. Chris Collins in tight race in his heavily Republican Buffalo-area district, poll finds - Washington Post, (Chris Collins), October 16, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Long Beach Gets $20 Million From FEMA For Flood Resiliency - Patch -, (Todd Kaminsky), October 17, 2018
  2. LI Schools Have Security Concerns About Serving As Polling Sites - WSHU, (Todd Kaminsky), October 16, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel, Bipartisan House Members Introduce Permanent Extension of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 16, 2018
  2. Maloney to Speak at 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Workshop, Call for Congress to Take Quick Action to Fully Fund and Permanently Renew the VCF, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), October 16, 2018
  3. Rep. Maloney, BCRF, Breast Cancer Survivors, Medical Researchers Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Call for Investments In Research, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), October 16, 2018
  4. REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT VOWS TO FIGHT EFFORT TO END SUPPORT TO HONDURAS, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), October 16, 2018
  5. Bronx Elected Officials, Residents, Postal Workers Call for Reestablishment of Postal Banking Services, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), October 16, 2018
  6. Lowey and Fortenberry Introduce Palestinian Partnership Fund Act of 2018, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), October 16, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Underwood Announces Convictions Of Three Nassau County Nursing Home Staff For Neglect Of 81-Year-Old Ventilator-Dependent Resident, Attorney General: New York, October 17, 2018
  2. A.G. Underwood Announces Sentencing Of Transportation Company, President, And Driver For Stealing $1.2 Million From Medicaid, Attorney General: New York, October 16, 2018
  3. Mets Committed to Syracuse for at least 25 Years, New York State Governor: Press Releases, October 16, 2018
  4. Ithaca Airport Expansion Groundbreaking, New York State Governor: Press Releases, October 16, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. NY Senate candidate Mannion slams GOP leader for 'unwarranted attack' on teachers - Auburn Citizen (blog), (John Flanagan), October 16, 2018
  2. CUOMO, GOP trade barbs over Proud Boys brouhaha — COLLINS up by 3 in Siena poll — DE BLASIO's PAC raises ... - Politico, (John Flanagan), October 16, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. Will disadvantaged communities miss out on the marijuana 'gold rush'? - City & State, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), October 17, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. ConEd pledges $100M, other steps for storm preparedness -, (David Buchwald (D)), October 16, 2018
  2. Con Edison 'needed to do a better job' after outages, president says - The Journal News, (David Buchwald (D)), October 16, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Senators urge crackdown on USA labeling standards - American Shipper, (Christopher Murphy), October 17, 2018
  2. Richard Blumenthal's chutzpah moment - Washington Times, (Richard Blumenthal), October 16, 2018
  3. Blumenthal accuses Saudi prince in murder of journalist - Waterbury Republican American, (Richard Blumenthal), October 16, 2018
  4. Donald Trump is 'PR Agent' For Saudi Arabia After Journalist's Apparent Killing, Senate Democrat Says - Newsweek, (Christopher Murphy), October 16, 2018
  5. CT Sen. Blumenthal Promised CAIR That He Would Oppose Trump Nominees - The Epoch Times, (Richard Blumenthal), October 16, 2018
  6. Litchfield's White Flower Farm finds success with solar panel array -, (Richard Blumenthal), October 16, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. UPDATED: 'This is live voter suppression': Black Voters Matter blocked from taking seniors to vote - ThinkProgress, (Voter Intimidation), October 16, 2018
  2. Voter Fraud: Manipulating the Vote - The New American, (Vote Fraud), October 16, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Small Donors Fuel a Big Democratic Lead in 2018 Fund-Raising”, October 17, 2018
  2. “The legislature made unconstitutional changes to the NC elections board, judges rule”, October 16, 2018
  3. “Donors to dark-money groups mostly hidden despite court ruling”, October 16, 2018
  4. “How the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Led to Hundreds of Closed Polls”, October 16, 2018
  5. “This Statewide Elected Office Has Drawn Unusual Interest From Democrats”, October 16, 2018
  6. True the Vote Complains About Too Many Voter Registrations Flooding Texas Election Offices, October 16, 2018


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